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Vietnam War
1956-1975

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Colonel Paul P. Douglas, pilot and commander of the 388th Combat Support Wing, took the South Dakota flag with him on a mission over North Vietnam (1967 or 1968).


Collections
Boyd, John (H96-022) RESTRICTED
Photographs and Military Records, 1920-1990. John Boyd, a Rosebud Tribal member, lived on the Rosebud Reservation. Some of his children moved to the Seattle area to work in the World War II defense plants. This collection consists of scrapbooks that document the John Boyd family. A photograph and Vietnam Army records of Preston G. Boyd are also included in this collection.

Department of Education and Cultural Affairs. (96-007)
Records, 1908-1994. This collection includes architectural drawings, correspondence, minutes, publications, press releases, reports, and Vietnam Veteran oral histories. Box 6081 A&B

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of National Guard.
Scrapbooks, 1946-1984. MF 1218-1219

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs
Annual and Biennial Reports, 1944-1958; 1965-1970. Box 7228A

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs
Annual Reports, 1970-1979. Box 7221C

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Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs (83-065)
Bonus Miscellaneous Files, 1949-1982. Contains vouchers, correspondence, minutes and reports. Boxes 1549-1551

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs (83-063)
South Dakota Division of Veterans Affairs Conference Programs, 1966-1977. Box 2186B

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs (83-061)
South Dakota Veteran’s Commission Meeting Minutes, 1944-1977. Box 2186B

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs (86-080; 88-041, H82-043)
Vet Letter, 1974-1992. Many missing issues. Newsletters with narratives on activities of veteran’s organizations and articles on issues of importance to veterans. Box 2324B, 3592A and 7304B

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Division of Veterans Affairs (89-165) RESTRICTED
Vietnam Conflict Veterans Bonus Records, 1970-1976. This collection contains confidential information on veterans of the Vietnam War. The records include application for Veterans Bonus and discharge/transfer records.

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Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Adjutant General. (94-036) RESTRICTED
Adjutant General, Homer Jensen’s files, 1959-1965. Consists of correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, convention materials, copies of orders and newsclippings.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Adjutant General
Annual and Biennial Reports, 1892-1982. Many missing issues. Boxes 7221B, 7187C, 7228A, 7182B, 7287C

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Adjutant General
Manpower Study, 1956. Box 7187C

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Office of Adjutant General (H82-003)
South Dakota Selective Service Reports of Separation, 1952-1970. This collection consists of copies of the Selective Service Reports of Separation issued by the South Dakota Selective Service between December 1952 and December 1970. The reports include the name, address, and disposition for each person listed. Boxes 3588-3590.

General Photo Collection (P104)
Military. Includes one image of Col. Paul P. Douglas, Pilot and Commander of the 388th Combat Support Wing, holding the South Dakota State flag that he took with him on a mission over North Vietnam.

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McPherson Family Papers (H91-081)
Military Photographs and Papers, 1942-1967. This collection consists of photographs, documents and newspaper articles pertaining to Robert G. McPherson, Dennis McPherson and Stuart McPherson’s military activities. Dennis McPherson was killed in Vietnam. Items included in this collection are: code of conduct card, pay record, newspaper accounts of deaths, letter regarding posthumous awards, telegrams, certification of medals, list of Company C enlisted men, and a glossary of Australian terms. Box 4543A

Military Affairs, Adjutant General (H82-003)
Reports of Separation, December 1952-December 1970. This collection consists of copies of the Selective Service Reports of Separation issued by the South Dakota Selective Service. The reports include the name, address, and disposition for each person listed. Boxes 3588-3589A

South Dakota National Guard (H74-028)
Papers, 1885-1981. The Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 137th Engineer Battalion was organized in the South Dakota National Guard in 1955 as Company A of the 196th Infantry Regiment, but it became an engineer unit in 1956. Boxes 3657A-3672; 7033A-7034B; FB 36-38; 57-58; MF 67 and 106

United Service Organization Saigon (H73-005)
Register Book, 1969-1972. Register book for South Dakota servicemen at the USO club in Saigon, South Vietnam. Box 3350C.

Vietnam Era Veterans Association (H84-025)
Newsletters, 1984-1985. Box 3616B

Publications
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Goldman, Peter Louis. Charlie Company : What Vietnam did to us. New York : Morrow, 1983.

Jones County war veterans past and present : from the Civil War to the Persian Gulf War (1861-1991). Murdo, S.D. : Veterans Service Office, South Dakota Veterans Dept., [1995]

Rumer, Thomas A. The American Legion : An Official History, 1919-1989. New York: M.Evans, 1990

South Dakotans in Vietnam : Excerpts from the South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Oral History Project, Pierre Area. Pierre, S.D. : The Association, 1986.

Stanton, Shelby L. U.S. Army uniforms of the Vietnam War. Harrisburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 1989.

Thompson, Leroy. Uniforms of the Indo-China and Vietnam Wars. Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press; New York: 1984.

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Vietnam
Vietnam South Dakota war dead

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